Metal Nameplates or Labels: Which Should You Use?

Metal Nameplates and LabelsWhen it comes to your tagging requirements, you will find that a decision has to be made regarding which type of tag will best suit your needs. One of the main decisions you need to make is in finding out whether metal nameplates or the thinner labels are ideal for your tagging needs. Determining which to use for your business will help you not only save money, but also create the best possible tags for whatever purposes these may serve.

How do you figure out which type of tag is best for each use? Since we know that most businesses require not only one kind of tag, but a whole lot of different kinds, we have put together a small guide to help you figure out which works best with what. Here are some of the things you need to consider:

Where these are to be used – find out first where each tag will be used and what conditions these will be exposed to. For instance, if you are going to have a tag made for the branding of your products, figure out what possible elements these are going to be exposed to, and what effect such exposure may have on your tags. This will help you choose the best tag for the conditions these will find themselves in, i.e. heat, cold, rain, UV rays, etc.

What printing type these will use – not all tags can be marked with specific marking methods (etching can only be used on metal tags and certain printing mediums can only be used on labels), so it might be a good idea to find out what kind of printing or marking medium your tags will be using. To determine this, put together your designs first. Since some designs cannot be made using some marking methods, you will slowly narrow down which material to use and with what marking method these can be made with.

What mounting method these will be using – mounting methods will also determine what kind of tag you should have made. If you are looking to have your tags riveted or screwed onto your products, you might want to consider using metal for these. These mounting methods are chosen by those who know that their products will be exposed to rather harsh environs, which means that their tags need to be firmly affixed onto such items with the use of such hardware.

These are just some of the considerations and factors you need to look into when deciding on the many types of tags that your business will need. Choosing the right kind of tag for every application will save you money and at the same time, keep your tags in place for as long as you require these to do so.

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